It is a place where the price of admission is at least 180,000 euros (0,000) and can zoom toward a million with custom colors, hand-stitched calfskin seats and dashboards upholstered with manta ray hide. With a cobra-like front end and a 660-horsepower engine, it starts at 260,000 euros (0,000).
And where Ferrari executives are now looking to get a bit practical -- or at least what passes for practical here in this rarefied world. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the company's chairman, says the car, an all-wheel drive known as the FF, is intended for the man who craves a Ferrari but finds himself hauling a baby seat and sports equipment on the weekends.
Somewhere on the long straightaway, the needle on the speedometer touches 150 miles an hour.
So this is what Ferraristi mean by ''sex on wheels.'' Here, outside the north central Italian town of Maranello, yellow, blue and blood-red Ferraris race through 14 curves on the company's 1.9-mile-long track known as the Fiorano circuit.
Montezemolo, 63, said as he gave a tour of Ferrari's headquarters recently.This is the heart of Ferrari-land, a seductive, mysterious place that at times seems to defy logic, or at least the economics of the conventional automotive industry.It is a place of sonorous engines and sinuous curves, where engineers don't just tune up engines -- they tune them, like pianos, to produce that libidinous vroom.Générateur avec fer compact et portable pour utilisation domestique caractérisé par une construction robuste d'origine professionnelle.Avec chaudière à remplissage manuel et fer électrique puissant.